Collective Nouns: A Prioress, a Book, and a Legacy of Appreciation

The Surprising Authorship of The Book of St Albans

There’s one word-nerd trait all of us seem to have. We’re all enchanted by collective nouns. And who wouldn’t be? A charm of finches; a murder of crows; a parliament of owls; the spare words conjure up images of quaint beauty, severity, maliciousness and more. I’ve always been fascinated and delighted by collective nouns, and decided to do a light-hearted story on their origins. This is how far I got: The Book of St Albans was…